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A troubled update to critical browser patches for October Patch Tuesday

This October Patch Tuesday is an important but troubled patch release from Microsoft. Our advice is to wait, test and stage your patch deployments.

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Patch Tuesday preliminary report: Looks like the fourth time’s a charm

It’s still much too early to give yesterday’s Windows patches a clean bill of health, but initial reports are most encouraging. In particular, the printer spooling problems introduced by the emergency manual IE zero-day patches on...

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Opera jumps on tracking blocker bandwagon

The browser maker unveiled version 64 of Opera, which now relies on the open-source EasyPrivacy Tracking Protection List to bolster user privacy and speed up surfing.

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As Patch Tuesday approaches, turn off Automatic Update temporarily and — especially — disengage IE

Tomorrow’s Patch Tuesday and, given all the havoc we’ve seen with the latest Windows patches, you need to get Automatic Update turned off for now. Based on a security report hidden behind a $690 Microsoft paywall, I also recommend...

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Google launches leaked-password checker, will bake it into Chrome in December

The company plans to add a hacked-password alert system into its browser by the end of year; Firefox aims to do much the same thing this month.

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Top web browsers 2019: Microsoft's browser share falls to record low

While Microsoft's browsers lost ground in September, Firefox managed another small gain. But the big winner continues to be Google's Chrome, which dominates the browser market.

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Microsoft delivers emergency security update for antiquated IE

The browser flaw, a classic 'zero-day' vulnerability found by a security engineer with Google's Threat Analysis Group, is already being exploited by attackers.

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Fast forward: What's coming in future versions of Chrome?

Every time Google updates its browser, it publishes release notes aimed at enterprises to highlight upcoming additions, substitutions, enhancements and modifications. Here's some of what's coming.

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Mozilla steps on the gas, cuts time between Firefox upgrades in half

Beginning with Firefox 74, slated to ship in March 2020, Mozilla will begin pushing out browser updates every four weeks.

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Mozilla first reveals, then conceals, paid support plan for Firefox

For more than a week, Mozilla touted a service called 'Mozilla Enterprise Client Support' for Firefox, then pulled the information off its website.

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What's in the latest Chrome update? No EVs, that's what

In addition to losing the Extended Validation (EV) certificate indicator in its address bar, Chrome 77 offers tweaks to the tab-sharing tool and adds a new performance metric to site designers' toolboxes.

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Mozilla previews Firefox VPN, will charge for service at some point

The company's Firefox Private Network is an extension that encrypts traffic between Firefox and websites to better secure user data and privacy.

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Complex September update brings large Windows, browser and development tool patches

This September update cycle brings two zero-days and three publicly reported vulnerabilities in the Windows platform. Both browser and Windows updates require immediate attention and your development team will need to spend some time...

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What's in the latest Firefox update? Firefox 69 thwarts web tracking by default for everyone

Firefox 69 switches on the browser's anti-tracking technology by default for all users.

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Edge embraces Chrome's kill-Flash timetable

The move means Microsoft won't stick to its own timetable for killing off Adobe Flash; instead, it will parallel Google Chrome's plan for eliminating the media player software.

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Microsoft’s Chromium Edge Browser moves to beta: Who knew a browser could be exciting again?

How does the beta of the new Edge browser from Microsoft (which is based on Google’s Chromium platform) compare to IE? Microsoft has really changed from the classic IE years – and we and Microsoft are much better off as a result. Why...

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Microsoft provides group policies for enterprise control of 'full-Chromium' Edge updates

IT admins will be able to use the policies to manage, deploy and update the new browser to their corporate workforce.

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Microsoft promotes 'full-Chromium' Edge to Beta, touts enterprise skillset

Microsoft on Tuesday launched a Beta build of its browser for all supported editions of Windows, including 7 and 10, and macOS.

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